McClatchy: Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes. Click here to read more (external link).
WASHINGTON, June 21 (Sputnik) – Vice President Mike Pence and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani discussed by phone on Thursday the recent ceasefires between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, including the continued US support for Kabul, the White House said in a press release. “Vice President Mike Pence spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of
WASHINGTON, June 20 (Sputnik) – The US government has spent at least $249 million over the past dozen years on an Afghan road project that is only 15 percent complete and more money is expected to be wasted going forward, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a new report on Wednesday.
SAMARA, June 20 (Sputnik) – The US claims that Russia allegedly supports the Taliban movement in Afghanistan are groundless and seek to divert attention from Washington’s failures in the Asian nation, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, the Khaama news agency cited Lt. General Austin Scott Miller, the newly
The Hill: A former Afghan interpreter for U.S. forces is accusing the Afghanistan government of releasing Taliban prisoners “under the table.” Saber Rock spoke with Hill TV’s “Rising” on Tuesday morning, where he was strongly critical of Kabul’s handling of the war against the Taliban. He noted that the American government has spent billions in its war
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 19, 2018 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A high-powered Afghan security delegation visited neighboring Pakistan on Tuesday for official talks on how to jointly push peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan. Haneef Atmar, the Afghan national security advisor, led the team, which included the interior minister and the head of the Afghan spy
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Sputnik) – The nominee to take over as commander of the US-NATO mission in Afghanistan, Lt. General Austin Miller, said during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that withdrawing forces from the war-torn country would be inimical to American national security interests. “My personal opinion is that withdrawal would have negative effects for
The Hill: Saber Rock appeared Tuesday morning on “Rising” on Hill.TV, where he accused the Afghanistan government of “censoring the facts” about the war to the U.S. He encouraged the U.S. to “stop supporting the fraud government of Afghanistan.” He added that the U.S. has remained loyal to one particular group in its 17-year war on the Taliban.
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News June 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Afghan Taliban attacked security forces in at least nine provinces Monday, making good on a threat to resume fighting, even as the government extended by 10 days a unilateral cease-fire. “The cease-fire was violated in some parts of the country, during which 12 of our soldiers
Bloomberg: “Black Hawks do not have the lift capability” of the Russian aircraft, [Pentagon Inspector] Fine wrote. The helicopters also “are unable to accommodate some of the larger cargo items the Mi-17 can carry, and in general it takes almost two Black Hawks to carry the load of a single Mi-17,” [Pentagon Inspector] Fine said. “Unlike